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Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

November 10
14:02 2017
    Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

The EksoVest is commonly used by workers using drill and impact drivers, torque wrenches, and paint sprayers, according to Ekso Bionics.

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Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

November 06
17:58 2017
    Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

Cowhey tells International Fastener Expo seminar he has talked to some fastener distributors for a decade before they “finally” decided to update.

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Manufacturing Day 2017

October 04
20:03 2017
    Manufacturing Day 2017

Industrial Fasteners Institute managing director Rob Harris said that a dozen members are opening their doors for student visits.

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NIFMSE Name Changed to International Fastener Expo

October 02
13:56 2017
    NIFMSE Name Changed to International Fastener Expo

The fastener industry will be gathering October 17-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at the traditional trade show in Las Vegas, but with a new name: International Fastener Expo.

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Optimas Supplying Fasteners for British Sports Car

September 18
18:14 2017
    Optimas Supplying Fasteners for British Sports Car

Fastener supplier Optimas Solutions will provide UK-based TVR with integrated supply chain services and engineering support for fastener and c-class components on TVR’s 200mph+ supercar, Griffith.

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SENCO Acquired by Kyocera of Japan

August 08
13:42 2017
    SENCO Acquired by Kyocera of Japan

Acquisition expands KYOCERA’s fastening tools business in residential, commercial, manufacturing and construction applications.

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Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

August 03
11:42 2017
    Bulten Signs “Breakthrough” U.S. Automotive Contract

“We see good opportunities to continue to grow the business and increase our market share,” stated CEO Tommy Andersson.

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EF&C Boosts ITW Growth

July 25
11:59 2017
    EF&C Boosts ITW Growth

“Organic revenue increased 2.6% while the 2016 acquisition of Engineered Fasteners & Components (EF&C) added 3.5% to revenue,” the company stated.

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EFDA Explains Modern Fastener Distribution

July 19
15:06 2017
  EFDA Explains Modern Fastener Distribution

The European Fastener Distributor Association (EFDA) published “Securing the Future,” a sixteen-page insight into European fastener distribution in the 21st century.

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Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

July 14
00:01 2017
  Panelists: Rules Can ‘Trickle Down’ to You

You may think European rules don’t affect you, but “it is where your customers are selling into” that might draw you in.

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First-Half FINdex Growth Slows

July 10
10:59 2017
  First-Half FINdex Growth Slows

The FINdex stall occurred primarily during the second quarter of 2017, when fastener stocks lost a collective 5.6% of value, compared to a 3% gain by an index of related industrial stocks.

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Simpson at WIFI: Ask Questions for Promotion

June 26
02:21 2017
  Simpson at WIFI: Ask Questions for Promotion

“At some point in your career, you have to reinvent yourself,” Michael Simpson advised the Women in the Fastener Industry.

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Johnson: Training Or Wage Inflation, Productivity Loss & Quality Issues

June 19
01:38 2017
  Johnson: Training Or Wage Inflation, Productivity Loss & Quality Issues

Wage inflation, reduced productivity and quality problems are what is going to happen if the fastener industry fails to train replacements for retiring Baby Boomers, Phil Johnson, CEO of ContMidGroup, told the Fastener Industry Summit.

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IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

June 13
18:33 2017
  IFI Lobbyist: Manufacturing Is Popular Again

Despite uncertainties with the Trump Administration, the good news is that “manufacturing is a popular word again,” the Industrial Fastener Institute’s lobbyist told the Fastener Industry Summit.

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Global Fastener Demand Growing at 3%

June 13
11:13 2017
  Global Fastener Demand Growing at 3%

Global industrial fastener demand will grow 3% in 2017, a Freedonia Group researcher told the Fastener Industry Summit.

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Chinese Fastener Imports and Exports Increase

June 12
02:22 2017
  Chinese Fastener Imports and Exports Increase

Fastener activity (imports and exports) in China increased 1.6% to 274,200 tons in April, while the value dropped 1.8% to

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A Solid Year for Fasteners

June 05
10:53 2017
  A Solid Year for Fasteners

Most publicly-traded companies with fastener businesses achieved sales and profit growth in 2016, driven by strength in aerospace and automotive markets.

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Latest FIN Issue Online

May 26
00:01 2017
  Latest FIN Issue Online

The latest issue of FIN is now available online. Read about the latest acquisitions changing the industry. Discover which fastener company is setting up in Silicon Valley. And learn how fastener stocks performed in the opening months of 2017.

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Supplying Fasteners for the New Mars Rover

May 22
01:11 2017
  Supplying Fasteners for the New Mars Rover

TR Fastenings Norway, part of Trifast PLC, will supply rivets and tools for a Radar Imager for the new NASA Mars Exploration Rover, which launches in 2020.

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Installing Fasteners: U.S. Graduate Student Goes Undercover

May 16
12:05 2017
  Installing Fasteners: U.S. Graduate Student Goes Undercover

Dejian Zeng spent 60-hour weeks screwing tiny fasteners into iPhone casings in China for about $450 a month.

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